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Band of Brothers (TV Mini-Series )

Band of Brothers (TV Mini-Series )
TV Series: Band of Brothers (TV Mini-Series )(2001)[tt0185906] This is the story of "E" Easy Company, 506th Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division from their initial training starting in 1942 to the end of World War II. They parachuted behind enemy lines in the early hours of D-Day in support of the landings at Utah beach, participated in the liberation of Carentan and again parachuted into action during Operation Market Garden. They also liberated a concentration camp and were the first to enter Hitler's mountain retreat in Berchtesgaden. A fascinating tale of comradeship that is, in the end, a tale of ordinary men who did extraordinary things. Written bygarykmcd
Title Band of Brothers (TV Mini-Series )
Release Date 5 October 2001 (UK)
Runtime
Genres Action, Drama, History, War
Production Companies DreamWorks, DreamWorks Television, HBO Films
Scott Grimes
Scott Grimes...
 Donald G. Malarkey ...
Damian Lewis
Damian Lewis...
 Richard D. Winters ...
Ron Livingston
Ron Livingston...
 Lewis Nixon ...
Shane Taylor
Shane Taylor...
 Eugene G. Roe ...
Donnie Wahlberg
Donnie Wahlberg...
 C. Carwood Lipton ...
Peter Youngblood Hills
Peter Youngblood Hills...
 Darrell C. (Shifty)...
Matthew Leitch
Matthew Leitch...
 Floyd M. (Tab) Talb...
Nicholas Aaron
Nicholas Aaron...
 Robert E. (Popeye) ...
Philip Barantini
Philip Barantini...
 Wayne A. (Skinny) S...
Michael Cudlitz
Michael Cudlitz...
 Denver (Bull) Randl...
Dexter Fletcher
Dexter Fletcher...
 John W. Martin ...
Rick Gomez
Rick Gomez...
 George Luz ...
James Madio
James Madio...
 Frank J. Perconte ...
Ross McCall
Ross McCall...
 Joseph D. Liebgott ...
Doug Allen
Doug Allen...
 Alton M. More ...
Robin Laing
Robin Laing...
 Edward J. (Babe) He...
Neal McDonough
Neal McDonough...
 Lynn D. (Buck) Comp...
Rick Warden
Rick Warden...
 Harry F. Welsh ...
Dale Dye
Dale Dye...
 Col. Robert F. Sink...
Michael Fassbender
Michael Fassbender...
 Burton P. (Pat) Chr...
Frank John Hughes
Frank John Hughes...
 William J. Guarnere...
Tim Matthews
Tim Matthews...
 Alex M. Penkala Jr....
Rene L. Moreno
Rene L. Moreno...
 Joseph Ramirez ...
Douglas Spain
Douglas Spain...
 Antonio C. Garcia ...
Richard Speight Jr.
Richard Speight Jr....
 Warren H. (Skip) Mu...
Kirk Acevedo
Kirk Acevedo...
 Joseph D. Toye ...
Eion Bailey
Eion Bailey...
 David Kenyon Webste...
Craig Heaney
Craig Heaney...
 Roy W. Cobb ...
Peter McCabe
Peter McCabe...
 Donald B. Hoobler ...
Matthew Settle
Matthew Settle...
 Ronald C. Speirs ...
Ben Caplan
Ben Caplan...
 Walter S. (Smokey) ...
Mark Huberman
Mark Huberman...
 Lester Hashey ...
Phil McKee
Phil McKee...
 Maj. Robert L. Stra...

Reviews

bsmith5552 on 6 November 2001
"Band of Brothers" in a word is awesome. I couldn't wait to see each episode. Co-Executive Produced by Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg, it has the realism, look and feel of Spielberg's "Saving Private Ryan" (1998) but with more insight into the characters. Hanks even directed one episode himself. Told over ten gut wrenching episodes, the story centers on a company of soldiers in the 101st American Airborne Division in WWII from their initial basic training to their landing in France on D-Day to their many battles and ordeals through to the liberation of a concentration camp and finally through to the end of the war. The soldiers are ordinary people thrust into horrific situations and shows how each is able (or not able) to deal with the situations. The battle scenes are realistic and convincing and the special effects are breath taking. While the series depicts the trials and tribulations of the company, it isn't afraid to show how the war affects seemingly sane and rational men. For example there is a scene where the nominal hero of the story, Winters (Damien Lewis) shoots an unarmed German soldier out of frustration. There is also a scene where a group of German prisoners are cut down by an American officer after he had given them cigarettes. Even after the German surrender there are instances of out and out murder of Germans. This is very rare for an American war story. The cast is of largely unknown actors, which makes for a more effective telling of the story. There is no John Wayne leading the troops to victory kind of thing. Damien Lewis is very good as Winters who rises through the ranks to lead the company. Ron Livingston plays his friend and second in command, Nixon. Others include David Schwimmer, excellent as the training officer, Scott Grimes as Malarkey the grizzled sergeant and ex New Boys on the Block member Donnie Wahlberg effective as Corporal Lipton. "Band of Brothers" is a story that could only be told in a mini-series. It clearly shows that war really is hell.

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